Romans 1:18-20

Romans 1:18-20

For God’s wrath is revealed from heaven against all godlessness and unrighteousness of people who by their unrighteousness suppress the truth, since what can be known about God is evident among them, because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, that is, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen since the creation of the world, being understood through what he has made. As a result, people are without excuse. (Romans 1:18-20)

 

We are immersed in God’s creation, so we can always find a reason to worship. God’s character is revealed in what he has created, though some people claim that they cannot believe in God because there is not enough evidence. Paul explains that this really has nothing to do with evidence but is a problem of the heart. Whenever we willingly suppress the truth, we make ourselves spiritually blind.

 

All of us have done this to some degree because of our natural inclination toward self-rule. But sooner or later, the Holy Spirit will call us to admit the truths we are avoiding. Other times, we are simply so busy that we neglect the presence of God. Then we fall easily into fear or anxiety. The antidote is to pause and take a good look at the beautiful world we live in. Jesus wants us to consider the birds of the air and the lilies of the field because they can make us aware of God’s presence. So today, take a good look at the world in which you are living. This is God’s world and you are God’s child. Let your heart rejoice!

 

Prayer:

Heavenly Father, open my eyes to see the beautiful world you have created, and in seeing it, help me to see your beauty and glory. Let my soul rest in the knowledge that you are in the midst of your creation and that you are always with me.